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11/04/2014 at 07:09
Hopefully not. Doubt the neighbours are happy as theres ivy everywhere too ???? il leave it a week to prove its the same plant, il also ask my mate if its ever flowered as I havent been here long and hes put up with it fir 20 years.
11/04/2014 at 07:16

Ivy??? you've got ivy too??? - we had ivy up to the eaves and 7ft wide on each fence - the weight of it brought the fences down  in a rainstorm!!!  

But we've got rid of the ivy and the Russian Vine and the soapwort only creeps through from next door when I let it - I was out there attacking it yesterday!!!  

If you're not my neighbour then the person who lived at your house before you must be cloned from the person who lived here!!!  

11/04/2014 at 08:40
My garden was all landscaped, it would never look like this does. Abandoned is the only was to describe it
11/04/2014 at 08:50
I look like a plonker thanks to my mate telling me thats the plant, after 20 years youd think he knows, good news though, the bit on the fence has grown some leaves.

Iv never seen it growing so this is a first for me to.
He is positive its never flowered.

New picture, slap for him later

https://imageshack.com/i/nr07i5j
11/04/2014 at 09:02

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=1384

I think it's Parthenocissus quinquefolia, it's big but I think if you cut it down and hack at the roots you'll be able to get it out. You can get stuff to drill and inject into the stump

11/04/2014 at 09:13
Il keep an eye on it and take a picture once it starts to move again, its not a bad looking thing with leaves apparently but it weighed enough to split the beams under the tiles

I need to find the roots, garden has slabs down which are being taken up soon so il dig it up then.
11/04/2014 at 09:28
I look like a plonker thanks to my mate telling me thats the plant, after 20 years youd think he knows, good news though, the bit on the fence has grown some leaves.

Iv never seen it growing so this is a first for me to.
He is positive its never flowered.

New picture, slap for him later

https://imageshack.com/i/nr07i5j
11/04/2014 at 09:31

Plonker is OK andy, we're all plonkers at times

 

11/04/2014 at 11:04
Lol no idea why it double posted. Forum isnt so easy to use on a phone when you have fat fingers
11/04/2014 at 11:55

11/04/2014 at 13:23

I thought it looked like a creeper.  The neighbour has one growing up her back wall, but it isn't that vigorous.  Perhaps due to a small footing.

Amazing plants that can grow that rapidly.  My hops go from nothing to a dense cover very quickly, but they are manageable.

I keep pulling down what is a wild vine in my garden.  I assumed it was some wild honey suckle, that's a little out of control.

 

11/04/2014 at 14:22

I have ivy too and I have a garden!  Am I your neighbour too!  Lol 

12/04/2014 at 07:41
Im going to sort out the garden once the weather is better and im not putting the inside back together. Have noticed that it has spread alot and seems to be in at least 4 places in the garden.

One of which is under the base of the ivy, good excuse to rid the house of that as well.

Whats the best killer to use on ivy and this vine?
12/04/2014 at 07:47

Cut it down to the base and remove it, dig out the roots as best you can and treat any regrowth with a weedkiller containing glyphosate.  Spray or paint it on and leave it for several weeks until the leaves have died.  That means that the weedkiller will have travelled back into the roots and is killing them too! 

12/04/2014 at 08:14

Can you still get Rootout? injected into holed drill in the stumps it was very effective

13/04/2014 at 20:37
Thanks for the help and info. Will be ridding the garden of the pest soon.
01/05/2014 at 18:28

Chatted to neighbour and their Virginia Creeper is confined to  a small pot, which would probably explain why it hasn't gone off like a rocket.

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